- Author: Robert J Keiffer
If you have been following these posts, then you know that the Rod Shippey Education Facility and Field Lab is in mid-construction phase. Part of the mission and goal of the new building is to create a teaching tool in itself ... with incorporated examples of passive heating and cooling by design, the use of cedar siding milled from sustainable forests at the UC's Blodgett Forest, and by using reclaimed or recycled materials where possible.
Here you see Shawn Tibor, the UC Ag and Natural Resources (ANR) Director of Facilities, who specializes in architecture and construction, standing next to some huge reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers. These 14" x 14" timbers (and larger) were salvaged from the old Pacific Lumber Company buildings at Scotia CA by North Cal Wood Products Inc. and will be re-sawn to 10" x 10" x 23 feet for use at the "Shippey Building" construction site.
North Cal Wood Product's Inc. is donating 25% of all the material needed for the project. It is such donations that will bring this project to a completion so that the facility can be used by the entire North Coast community for years to come.